SAP Extended Warehouse Management for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition: functional comparison and deployment options

SAP offers several solutions on the warehouse management domain, that could be in the cloud or in the private Cloud. Based on this, more and more customers are requesting information and clarity as regards of the warehouse management solutions. They look for the differences at functional perspective between the SAP solutions as well as the possible deployment options.

In this blog I will focus on SAP Extended Warehouse Management for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and on Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

One of my customers that is currently working on its SAP S/4HANA transformation journey and, as part of it, evaluating warehouse management solutions has asked me 2 questions:

  • What are the main differences between SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud in terms of capabilities and coverage?
  • What are the deployment options for each of the solution in a complex environment that includes SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA cloud and non-SAP systems?

The answer was not straight forward as such documentation does not exist on the shelves and has required to consolidate a set of information coming from exchanges with Solution and Product Teams.

The aim of this blog is to share these elements that I have gathered with SAP colleagues to help you to understand these differences and the deployment options for your pitch to your customers in case they ask the same questions.

 

The SAP solutions in the cloud on warehouse management:

1/ SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition

“Basic functions” are Included in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition subscription

In the case customer needs to implement all the “advanced functions” then an additional license is required

2/ Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Included in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud subscription

SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud comparison

Disclaimer – the functional comparison presented here after is a living document and change every quarter as we have quarterly release cycle for our Public Cloud solution

The below tables –  1 and 2 – provide an overview of the coverage level for the topics in SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud (2202 release) solutions.

Even if the coverage of Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud is not at the level of SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, it is increasing following the quarterly releases.

Table 1

Table 2

SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud deployment options

Option 1 – Deploy the SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. This solution is embedded in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. See Figure 1

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Figure 1

Option 2 – Deploy the Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This solution is embedded in S/4HANA Cloud. See Figure 2

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Figure 2

Option 3 – Decentralized SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition deployment. The decentralized system is a SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition that embed SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. Another name for this option is the side car option. This side car system can be integrated with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC or non-SAP systems. See Figure 3

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Figure 3

The connection of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition is possible as of today but requires some developments – see figure 4

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Figure 4

Planned for 2023, SAP target is to propose a decentralized Warehouse Management architecture using Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. It will require separated license to use it – see figure 5

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Figure 5

With this blog, you have learned

  • The main differences between SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud in terms of capabilities and coverage
  • The deployment options for each of the solution in a complex environment that includes SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA cloud, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition and non-SAP systems

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Additional information

For more information on SAP EWM for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition please refer to the following pages:

SAP Community: SAP Community

SAP Help Portal: SAP Help Portal